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Sony's PlayStation 3 is a multimedia powerhouse, juggling the playback demands of Blu-ray, DVD, and DivX with ease. But while on-demand content is growing in popularity, there remain a vast number of people who watch regularly scheduled, over-the-air broadcasts. With many companies selling equipment to watch TV on your PC, Mac, or any number of portable devices, it's not surprising to see Sony enter the market with PlayTV, a new device that will let you watch digital TV on your PlayStation 3. Utilising a USB tuner, plus the included software, PlayTV will allow users to play, record, and stream free-to-air digital programming. These types of broadcast are common across Europe, where the open DVB standard has been incorporated into such services as TDF in France and Freeview in the UK. We sat down with a prerelease version of the device at a recent Sony event and used the occasion to put our questions to Cambridge-based developer Mark Bunting.
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Now this may be old news for some that the DVR system Play TV is comming

But its a hands on thing that tells you all the cool stuff like how the PSP will be able to do it too remotely. ^_^

Very cool indeed.
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Oh man, be prepared for microsoft to issue some statement about them developing a rival to it. =|
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Oh man, be prepared for microsoft to issue some statement about them developing a rival to it. =|
Id be willing to bet money on that
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Well theres been rumors for both, but now after sony doing it its a given MS will.
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of course
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The deadly rivalry.
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*Screams like a monkey that just had his banana stolen by the BIG Microsoft Gorrila and the scary Sony Lion*

This could be fun
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microsoft already has a plan for iptv so i doubt they're going to scrap that just for a feature like playtv
    
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I remember hearing about this a little while ago.

It's a good concept..however..if there are ANY fees attached, count me out.
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